BROOKLYN, N.Y. & NORTH SYRACUSE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MakerBot, a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry, is expanding its distribution network by adding WYNIT as a distributor of its MakerBot® 3D printing and scanning products in the U.S. and Canada. WYNIT is a leading distributor of prosumer, professional and consumer 3D printer technology. With a dedicated 3D printing team to assist resellers, WYNIT is expected to help expand availability of MakerBot 3D printers and scanners in North America.
“WYNIT is a strategic and integral partner for MakerBot,” noted Mark Schulze, general manager of the Americas and Emerging Markets for MakerBot. “WYNIT stands out because it has an entire team dedicated to supporting 3D printing. This team is designed to help resellers add MakerBot 3D printers and scanners to their product portfolio, and they will offer comprehensive support, advice and training to get resellers up and running quickly. We’re excited to work with the team at WYNIT and this new agreement is a move we believe will help us expand our sales channels across North America and reach our audience of educators, engineers and designers.”
“We see this partnership with MakerBot as a great opportunity to expand our expertise and service capabilities around 3D printing technology. The specialized vertical market customers we serve in the engineering, design and educational industries align well with MakerBot’s full line of products,” said Rick Slagle, vice president of Purchasing, Marketing & Business Development for WYNIT Distribution. “MakerBot’s industry-leading technology, comprehensive MakerBot 3D Ecosystem, innovative design and world-class branding will be an exciting addition to our 3D printing category. Partnering with MakerBot will allow us to provide MakerBot Replicator® 3D Printers to the quickly expanding list of customers that are requesting this technology.”
WYNIT will distribute MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers, which include the MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer, the MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer, the MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer and the MakerBot Replicator 2X Experimental 3D Printer. In addition, WYNIT will offer the MakerBot Digitizer™ Desktop 3D Scanner, MakerBot PLA and ABS Filaments, and other MakerBot 3D printing accessories.
MakerBot is a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry and was one of the first companies to make 3D printing accessible and affordable. MakerBot now has one of the largest installed bases and market shares of the desktop 3D printing industry, with more than 80,000 MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers in the world and a robust MakerBot 3D Ecosystem that combines hardware, software, apps like MakerBot PrintShop™ and MakerBot Mobile, materials, training, support, consulting, retail stores, partnerships and Thingiverse, the world’s largest online community for 3D printing, in order to make 3D printing easy and accessible for everyone. MakerBot Desktop 3D Printers are used by engineers, architects, designers, educators and consumers to enhance education and transform the design process through Real-Time Prototyping™. To learn more about MakerBot customer use cases, visit makerbot.com/stories.
MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq:SSYS), is leading the Next Industrial Revolution by setting the standards in reliable and affordable desktop 3D printing. Founded in 2009, MakerBot sells desktop 3D printers to innovative and industry-leading customers worldwide, including engineers, architects, designers, educators and consumers. To learn more about MakerBot, visit makerbot.com.
About WYNIT Distribution, LLC
WYNIT Distribution, LLC is a leading international distributor of products from the top brands in the consumer electronics, photo, wide format printing, security and outdoor leisure and adventure industries. With headquarters in North Syracuse, New York, the company serves a wide range of customers ranging from large national retailers to independent resellers through dedicated business units and strategically located distribution facilities in the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 1987 WYNIT Distribution, LLC’s mission is to improve the competitive position of its customers and suppliers.
For more information, call WYNIT at 1-800-GO-WYNIT or visit wynit.com.
Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The statements in this press release relating to Stratasys’ expectations of the benefits that it will receive from its partnership with WYNIT Distribution are forward-looking statements reflecting management's current expectations and beliefs. These forward-looking statements are based on current information that is, by its nature, subject to rapid and even abrupt change. Due to risks and uncertainties associated with Stratasys' business, actual results could differ materially from those projected or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the risk that the benefits that Stratasys expects from the partnership will not materialize, or could be less, than Stratasys currently expects, due to technical or other unforeseen reasons; and other risk factors more fully explained under the caption “Risk Factors” in Stratasys' most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 3, 2015. Stratasys is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any obligation) to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by the rules and regulations of the SEC.